International Disability Film Festival Now  Accepting Entries 


downloadPerspektiva, a Russian Disability NGO, is now accepting entries from interested persons for its 10th International Disability Film .scheduled to take place in Moscow, Russia, from November 5 to 9, 2020.

The festival titled: ‘Breaking Down Barriers,’ has also taken place in Armenia, the Kirgiz Republic, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

 During the first nine editions of the festivals, more than 800 films from 55 countries were screened. More than 15,000 people attended Moscow’s festivals and more than 100,000 people in 30 regions of Russia attended the regional festivals.

The festival accepts works that portray a disability issue in the following film categories: Feature Narrative, Short Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Public Service Announcement. It encourages submission of films that have been produced by and with the close participation of persons with disabilities. Films made by film school students are also encouraged.

All entries must be submitted online using the submission form at that can be downloaded at its website

The Festival will also have a special prize for the best short film, made by a team of children with and without disabilities. All works that are not in Russian should be submitted with English sub-titles or captions. Transcripts and photos should also be included.

To be eligible, entries works must have been produced after January 1, 2018.  Deadline for submission of films is May 31, 2020.

A copy of film entries on DVD may be sent to Breaking Down Barriers, International Disability Film Festival, Russian Disability NGO Perspektiva, etnikovskaya str., 11/10, building 2, Business centre Capital House, Moscow, 115114, Russia, in cases where applicants have no link. The submission form can also be requested for the by email.

Those who have more than one work to submit should please make a copy of the submission form for each entry. Entrants are informed about selection for screening by August 31st 2020.

Perspektiva and its partners will continue to use these films to educate people in their communities about a wide variety of disability issues.

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